Frankfurt on the Main. The German Kart Championship is going to start into a hot racing weekend. With 185 drivers, the highest German kart racing series enjoys high popularity. Drivers from more than 20 nations are going to start at the Prokart Raceland come Friday.
After a successful season kick-off to the German Kart Championship in Kerpen (North Rhine-Westphalia), the drivers and teams are now going to travel to Upper Palatine. The next event is going to take place at the 1.197m long Prokart Raceland Wackersdorf. A field of more than 180 drivers proves the importance of the German kart racing series.
„We are very proud of the fields of participants and the high popularity that we have gained after our kick-off in Kerpen. After that event, numerous guest drivers from Kerpen have registered fully for the DKM-season. That acknowledges our work and shows that the DKM is doing a good job. We want to continue with this now”, says series coordinator Stefan Wagner and looks forward excitedly to the racing weekend.
The whole event is going to take place in compliance with an extensive security- and hygiene concept. “We're aware of our responsibility and want to provide our participants as well as their teams and helpers with a secure environment”, adds Wagner.
Will there be new winners or are the favorites going to triumph?
Niels Tröger (DKM), Akshay Bohra (DJKM), Senna van Walstijn (DSKM) and Jakob Bergmeister (DSKC) are going to start in Wackersdorf as the Championship leaders of their respective classes and thereby automatically carry a role as favorites. All fields are going to be brilliantly manned though and already promise a lot of excitement. The DKM, DJKM and the DSKC are filled up to the very last places. There are only eight places left in the German Shifterkart Championship (DSKM). In addition to some new regular participants, numerous drivers and teams are using the racing weekend as preparation for the FIA European Kart Championship that is going to take place in Wackersdorf as well from June 17th-20th.
Additionally, it will be the season kick-off to the German Electric Kart Championship (DEKM). 14 drivers from twelve nations are going to start at the innovative kart racing series and want to follow in the footsteps of last year's Champion Luca Wlömer. Jasmin Stein from Germany and US American Ellis Spiezia are going to start in the DEKM for the second time after 2020; all the other drivers are breaking new ground.
Full timetable and lots of live-action
On Friday, the participants are going to start with their free training. After that, there will be a first glimpse of how the fields are going to be divided. Things are going to get serious on Saturday with qualifying and the heats. These will determine the starting positions for the finals on Sunday. Due to official regulations, there will be no audience present at the event in Wackersdorf, but as usual there is going to be an extensive live stream on Saturday and Sunday on www.kart-dm.de with more than 16 hours of broadcasting time. Furthermore, there will be individual inside-stories on the DKM social media channels.
All information regarding the racing weekend can be accessed at the DMSB-portal: https://www.dmsb-sport.de/Int_ACV_Kartrennen_Wackersdorf_DKM_12266/
DKM racing calendar 2021:
May 7th - 9th 2021 – Kerpen
June 4th - 6th 2021 – Wackersdorf
July 30th – August 1st 2021 – Genk (Belgien)
September 10th - 12th 2021 – Mülsen
October 1st - 3rd 2021 – Ampfing